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Making money, seeing friends at Kid to Kid Sale

Stored under In the News on July 26, 2007 at 9:34 AM
Romeo Village Park was open for business the morning of Saturday, July 21.

The reason? The Kid to Kid Yard Sale, which gave children an opportunity to sell unwanted items for profit.

Thirty-six children signed up to sell, said the event's supervisor, Grace Venet of Romeo-Washington-Bruce Parks and Recreation.

"The weather's beautiful and the kids brought their treasures," Venet said. "I think a lot of us are buying each other's stuff."

Tables selling stuffed animals, dolls, board games, videotapes and books dominated the park. More outdoor-oriented sale items included baseball mitts, golf clubs and bicycles.

Washington Township resident Rachel Williams, 12, took the opportunity to sell two bearded dragons she had previously owned. The dragons' tank and necessary supplies were included in the purchase.

"I'm more of a warm-blooded animal kind of person," she said. "They were great pets, I just got kind of bored with them."

If she couldn't sell the dragons, Williams said, she would take them back to her house.

Romeo resident Robert Murphy was so enthusiastic about the sale that he wore a sandwich board to help promote the event.

"I just think it's great for the kids," Murphy said. "It's just wonderful."

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